The TUF boards used to be an upper-midrange line, with robust power delivery, protective armor and other features that made them pricier than most mid-range and budget offerings. But for the last couple of generations, Asus has let the TUF line lighten up a bit, repositioning the sub-brand as a more budget-focused offering for gamers, behind the Strix and ROG models. The appearance of these boards has also changed over the years, with the TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WIFI now fitting in with most build themes.

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Back in the day, TUF stood for ‘The Ultimate Force’ and was one the designation for ASUS’s robust series of motherboards. It spawned the Sabertooth series, clad in armor, looking clean, and offering superb value to users. ASUS decided to rebrand its TUF series back in 2017 to a more gamer-friendly brand, which is now known today as TUF Gaming. This series is designed to provide gamers with all the tools it needs to benefit from the performance. Still, ultimately, it sits as its entry-level to mid-range opener behind its core Republic of Gamers (ROG) models, with Strix sitting in the middle.

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The TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration spearheaded by ASUS to produce a family of hardware with a common visual theme and exceptional quality and durability. The TUF Gaming aesthetic is typified with neutral blacks and grays with yellow accents for flavor, offering peace of mind to those looking for compatibility and stability along with a perfectly matched theme. ASUS TUF Gaming motherboards focus on balancing a rich feature set with a reasonable price tag.

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TechSpot’s Intel Z590 VRM Test – Entry Level

Today we’re taking a look at the VRM thermal performance of 8 entry-level Intel Z590 motherboards, which does not mean these are affordable for everyone, but they are considered budget-conscious Z590 motherboards with prices starting at $170. If you’re spending Z590 money, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting a good one. As you’re about to see, going beyond the spec-sheet and when it comes to VRM performance, there are a few models that certainly lag behind the pack.

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We peek at the TUF Z590-Plus WIFI  motherboard from ASUS, a socket LGA1200 and Z590 chipset-based product that offers a modernized infrastructure for your Comet Lake (10th gen) or Rocket Lake (11th gen) Intel processor, at the cost of € 229,-  we’ll pair the unit with a Core i9-11900K bringing additional performance and PCIe Gen 4.0 to the platform as well. The CPU is fed by a 4 and 8-pin connector and for VRM design this motherboard as such has 16 phases backed by 50A power stages. ASUS applies a familiar dark shielded design.

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The TUF Z590 Plus features a subtle design with a particularly nice white font. You get a couple of little splashes of RGB around the right side. It’s a nice look. There are three M.2 slots with the topmost one supporting PCIe 4.0. The two at the bottom are contained under a single heatsink. Also note the vertical SATA ports that sticklers for cable management might find objectionable. There are a further two regular horizontal ports adjacent to the heatsink.  You get six fan headers and two addressable RGB headers too. 

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ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI – GreenTech_Reviews

The delivery set, traditionally for these boards, is minimal – a user manual, a quality certificate, branded stickers on the battery, a disk with drivers, a pair of SATA cables and screws for fixing M.2 drives with gaskets for single-sided models. An external antenna for the pre-installed Intel Wi-Fi 6 module is located in a separate package.

The design of TUF motherboards varies from model to model. In our case, it is a black and gray color scheme with rare yellow accents. It is based on a 6-layer PCB that is very close to black. Changes are immediately noticeable regarding the number of expansion slots, the type of cooling for M.2 drives, the power subsystem and its cooling system.

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ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WIFI has extremely solid hardware support for overclocking experiments (for example, a powerful power subsystem), but we already mentioned that the 11th generation CPU from Intel is extremely unfriendly towards aerial overclocking .

With the help of ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WIFI, we were able to overclock the Core i5-11600K only up to 4800 MHz on all cores (this is a stable result). Fixing the reinforced concrete 5 GHz did not work even after fine-tuning the parameters described in the overclocking guide for Intel processors.

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For the everyday user and casual gamer’s, the TUF GAMING line of boards should have almost everything you would be looking for in a motherboard. Even if you fancy yourself a bit of a novice overclocker, Z590-PLUS WIFI has you covered. Coming with 14+2 Power Phases, Digi+ VRM and military-grade TUF components you’ll be able to get the maximum amount of performance out of your CPU. Those just looking to hook everything up and start using the board will love features such as PCIe 4.0, Wi-Fi 6e, AURA Sync RGB and many more.

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ASUS Announces Z590 Motherboards

It’s a rare thing when life lets you have it both ways, but that’s exactly what you’ll find from Intel’s Z590 desktop platform, launching today at CES 2021. Z590 motherboards maintain support for the stratospheric clock speeds and impressive multithreaded performance of Intel’s 10th Gen Core processors. At the same time, they’re ready for lift-off with all of the next-gen features of the upcoming 11th Gen Core CPU family, code-named Rocket Lake. A full array of ASUS Z590 motherboards is on its way, and whether you choose from the top-shelf ROG Maximus XIII series, the sleek and speedy ROG Strix line, the rugged TUF Gaming family, or the purposeful Prime lineup, you can be sure of a smooth and reliable PC build. We’ll have full details on all of those motherboards soon, but we want you to have a taste of what to expect today.

For the ASUS Z590 lineup, we’re tapping into all of the platform features offered by 11th Gen Core CPUs to offer Intel PC DIY enthusiasts a thoroughly cutting-edge experience. When paired with those upcoming CPUs, ASUS Z590 motherboards will offer up to 16 lanes of PCI Express 4.0 connectivity direct from the processor, delivering up to 32GB/s of bandwidth for today’s highest-performance discrete GPUs. The Z590 platform also taps four dedicated PCIe 4.0 lanes from the processor for maximum performance with the latest solid-state drives.

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